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@JASFLALMT wrote:

They are all cattle, Irene.
so.....we are all woman yet different

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The worse food I've ever eaten was rattlesnake; my dad cooked it when I was in my teens. My dad told us kids that it was chicken. We ate it and it was good...until later that night he told us it was rattlesnake. The remaining of the night, we were sick as a dog. In my area, they sell alligator and all kinds of crazy foods. I eat pork, chicken, and beef only.

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@HonnyBrown wrote:

New to me: yesterday I made an omelette in a zip-lock baggie.

I used egg, onion, orange and yellow bell pepper, and sausage. All the ingredients came from Aldi's.

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No. You boil it on the stovetop for 13 minutes.

I used one egg. It looked like a log, but it tasted great..

@nslinhar wrote:

Did you nuke it? Ewwww

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Log o'egg. New one to me. I'll pass on boiling plastic, though. Even if it is pthalate and BPA free.
One time the whole family (five of us) made baggie omelets for breakfast. I had an ingredient station set up and everyone got to put them together the way they wanted them.
@HonnyBrown wrote:

New to me: yesterday I made an omelette in a zip-lock baggie.

I used egg, onion, orange and yellow bell pepper, and sausage. All the ingredients came from Aldi's.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
Ever cooked? Probably rattlesnake. When in high school in NM, me and my buddies used to hunt them in the summer. We would get 20 to 30 on a good day. We tanned and sold the skins for good money and barbequed the meat. Good eating. After that maybe wild boar. Ever ate? That's another topic.

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I used to nuke scrambled eggs for breakfast sandwiches for the kids when they were little...I had a few small bowls that were perfect in shape and size for that, then I could melt a little cheese over the top, throw a few slices of bacon on it, and put it on toasted English muffins. They loved it and it was better than going to McDonald's or some other horrible fast food restaurant where they probably use some fake egg crap. The kids appreciate stuff like that now that they are grown, whenever they stop and get fast food breakfast they tell me they get a stomach ache and complain that the stuff in FF restaurants isn't nearly as tasty as what I made for them when they were kids.

Plastic baggies? Fine. It's great when you are at work in an office and don't have access to a full kitchen to utilize pans and dishes. There have been times where I nuked some sort of Healthy Choice, Lean Cuisine, or other prepackaged entrees that come in a plastic container, and that didn't kill me. At least when you are putting your own ingredients in the baggie you have control over the sodium. We all know that most of those packaged dinners have WAYYYYY too much sodium in them, even when they are low fat and "healthy" supposedly.
Back on topic: I have eaten lots of weird stuff but rarely cooked anything out of the norm. I have rolled my own sushi at home, but of course it wasn't cooked, LOL.
I'd never cook in plastic, what if it gets into your food....not a fan. Why not just put everything in a bowl and nic.

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@JASFLALMT wrote:

Back on topic: I have eaten lots of weird stuff but rarely cooked anything out of the norm. I have rolled my own sushi at home, but of course it wasn't cooked, LOL.

The rice is odd though. You had to cook it, and it takes a special technique, correct?

Every summer, we would go camping at the beach with Mom when we were kids. She taught us how to cook a fish dish while we were there. You open the fish up, spread it with tomato paste, raw onion slices and spices. Close it up, put it on top of hot coals and bury it in the sand. (This is the abridged version) I replicated it once for a group of friends. Not an odd dish, but odd to cook. It's delicious.
I didn't find the cooking of the rice odd. I lived in Okinawa when I was a kid and I hung out with our maids in the kitchen a lot. And I have a rice cooker.

I grew up on the beach (Florida) and that sounds pretty awesome. We never did that (buring in the sand), though we cooked food over an open fire many times while camping on the small islands in the sound. We used to gig flounder and crabs with my dad while boating, cook our dinner, and then we hung hammocks on scrub pine on those islands. Sigh. Great memories.
Plastic baggies don't leach or melt at cooking temperatures.

My ingredients were the innards of 1/2 an italian sausage, 1/4 onion, and 2 mini bell peppers. I cooked them together until the sausage was brown.

I mixed the egg with parmesan cheese, herbes de fines, S&P and half and half.

I put it all in a sandwich baggie and 13 minutes later I was eating.

@JASFLALMT wrote:

Plastic baggies? Fine. It's great when you are at work in an office and don't have access to a full kitchen to utilize pans and dishes. There have been times where I nuked some sort of Healthy Choice, Lean Cuisine, or other prepackaged entrees that come in a plastic container, and that didn't kill me. At least when you are putting your own ingredients in the baggie you have control over the sodium. We all know that most of those packaged dinners have WAYYYYY too much sodium in them, even when they are low fat and "healthy" supposedly.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I made a whole beef tongue. What a mess and a very involved, labor intensive dish. It was good but I won't be doing it again. I'll just go to the little mom n pop Mexican place and order tacos de lengua if I want tongue again.
Well this isn't odd at all, but it's different. I had these HUGE jalapeno peppers I bought. I cored them, then took some thawed and peeled large prawns (18/20), stuffed the prawns in them, then put this dip I made last night (king crab, spinach, artichoke, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, roasted garlic, club cracker crumbs) and stuffed the dip inside with the shrimp. I then took partially cooked strips of bacon (so they were still pliable) and wrapped the bacon around them, then propped up the cut end of the jalapenos with toothpicks on a foil covered baking tray (toothpicks keep the stuffing from leaking all over the tray) and cooked them until the jalapenos were soft. Yuuuuummmmmyyyy.
In my own crummy apartment days as a poverty-stricken college student I used to sit on the couch and shoot palmetto bugs (think giant cockroaches) with a BB gun. If you hit them it made kind of a thwack! sound against the wood paneling, and if you missed it was more of a thwock! Then one night about 2AM the next door neighbor started banging on the wall and yelling "Stop! Just stop! WTH are you DOING over there?" So I had to buy bug spray.

@nslinhar wrote:

Back in my crummy apartment living days, i inadvertently baked a roach into a cake.


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When I first moved to Ohio I freaked out at a family party when my husband's grandma and his aunts were in the kitchen fighting over some chicken feet, and then I watched, horrified, as they gnawed on boiled chicken feet. UGH.
My Grandmother used to use the whole chicken and yes, in those days the feet were still on, used them in her chicken soup, but they were not served at the dinner table....she kept them all for herself...thank G)).

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Well that brings back memories. I used to do the same thing- caught diamondbacks and sold them to Ross Allen at Silver Springs for $8 a foot. Good money in those days. They milked them to make antivenin. And they barbecued a few- only time I ever ate it. It was good.

@PaulinMI wrote:

Ever cooked? Probably rattlesnake. When in high school in NM, me and my buddies used to hunt them in the summer. We would get 20 to 30 on a good day. We tanned and sold the skins for good money and barbequed the meat. Good eating. After that maybe wild boar. Ever ate? That's another topic.
@Irene_L.A. wrote:

What one doesn't learn on this forum....thanks, I now know what I'm eating. I did a job recently and had to BBQ (at the table) shrimp. I take a look and the veins are still in, black and ugly. The Manager was sweet and re-did my order. They are supposed to be bought de-veined, I think I helped her out.

We did a shop at a hot pot place. The shrimp came raw with eyes, antennae, vein (intestine!!), and all. My husband put them in the pot and they all looked at you. It was almost more than I could handle. It was making me queasy. Fun.

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@Irene_L.A. wrote:

My Grandmother used to make tongue once a week...I hated it, one reason I hardly ate in those days.

My grandparents and mom used to eat tongue. The NY Jewish delis all have it on the menu. I do not understand it at all.

Irene,
We went to a local farm that has a self-serve freezer area. I was looking for chicken breast. Next to the chicken breast, they had a bag of chicken feet. Could you imagine?!?

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We are invited for dinner to many of our friend's home for lots of laughs, drinks and delicious food..... usually. One time, the hosts made chicken feet and another made ox tails. Oh my, the latter hostess noticed I wouldn't eat the ox tails and called me out on it. Why? LOL.

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When I lived in Los Angeles, a coworker brought in homemade menudo. He gave me some to try, and it smelled amazing. The first spoon I saw tastebuds.

I couldn't.

@FrugalCat wrote:

I made a whole beef tongue. What a mess and a very involved, labor intensive dish. It was good but I won't be doing it again. I'll just go to the little mom n pop Mexican place and order tacos de lengua if I want tongue again.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
@Irene_L.A. wrote:

I did a job recently and had to BBQ (at the table) shrimp. I take a look and the veins are still in, black and ugly.
Bad news for you. Those aren't "veins" [www.reference.com]

Surprising to me that you eat shrimp.

Seriously, nobody cares that you're offended.

(Yes, I stole Hoju's tagline.)
Not a good food source, though...for me, anyway.

I did see a NatGeo show the other day where chimps cannibalized another tribe, ugh.

@Irene_L.A. wrote:

@JASFLALMT wrote:

so.....we are all woman yet different
@iShop123 wrote:

@Irene_L.A. wrote:

I did a job recently and had to BBQ (at the table) shrimp. I take a look and the veins are still in, black and ugly.
Bad news for you. Those aren't "veins" [www.reference.com]

Surprising to me that you eat shrimp.
I do check and if I see the black ":vein", Is removed ., usually they pay to remove them before serving., one error isn't nearly enough for me to stop,,,love prawns.

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At a German festival one time, my father-in-law talked me into trying smoked eel. Eww, the thought of it right now makes my stomach turn. That flavor just remained in my mouth forever.

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